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04/17/18: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Child Custody Situations when One Parent Wants to Move Out of State

04/12/18: New Federal Action Would Cut Off Due Process Protections for Newly Arrested Immigrants

04/12/18: Trump attacks immigrant rights, again (from NJToday.net) - A newly-announced “pause” in federal grants to legal aid organizations around the country will end provision of legal rights information to individuals arrested by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as of April 30.

03/28/18: Expunging Marijuana Records the Way to Go — or a Big Headache for NJ Courts? (from NJSpotlight) - Case being made that people should be able to clear their records, but concern that tens of thousands would flood the system.

03/22/18: Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Special Enrollment Period for Obtaining 2018 Marketplace Insurance and Other Issues

03/07/18: How to negotiate down your rent increase in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (from The Philadelphia Inquirer) - Spring and summer are traditionally the busiest times in real estate, for both homes and apartments. Home shopping is more pleasant in the balmier months, moving is typically easier, and longer, sunnier days tend to give people more time to search for new digs.

03/06/18: Opening Another Front in NJ's War Against Hunger and Homelessness (from NJSPOTLIGHT) - A trio of bills intended to reverse the inaction of the Christie years extends benefits to state's most vulnerable citizens when they're in crisis.

03/01/18: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on 2017 Federal Income Tax Returns and some Key Changes for Next Year's Returns

01/27/18: Free tax preparation services

With the Tuesday, April 17, tax filing deadline fast approaching, Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) is urging low- to moderate-income residents to avoid paying private tax preparation firms by instead taking advantage of completely free available services on federal tax returns. For more info about the VITA and CTE programs, call 1-800-TAX-1040 or visit Get Free Tax Help (from IRS,gov). It is recommended that people make the contact as soon as possible since appointment slots fill up quickly. Additionally, people may call LSNJ’s Low Income Tax Clinic at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

01/19/18: Legal Services Urges Low-to-Moderate Income People to Take Advantage of Free Tax Preparation Services

01/11/18: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Minimum Wages, Unemployment Benefits, IRS Debt Collections, Expungement Issues